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St. Michael's Church

Parish Priest: Fr Bill O’Gorman  - Deacon: Richard McLaughlin

Welcome to our website

COVID-19 Situation

(Last updated 12.07.2020) -During the time of Gradual reopening of Lockdown

Please be aware that as a result of the current situation, and advice received from the Bishop’s Conference, all Masses remain cancelled in St. Michael’s. Fr Bill will continue to celebrate Mass privately every day and he says “Every parishioner is in my heart and prayers as I celebrate the sacred mysteries”. 

Some parish Masses throughout the diocese have a live-streaming facilities for privately celebrated Masses and details of these can be found on the diocesan website www.rcdhn.org.uk and some links below.

Our Weekly Bulletin Page has more of St. Michael's up to date information, including plans for the gradual reopening of Churches for PRIVATE PRAYER and how you can help us to do this at St. Michael's.
If you find yourself in need spiritually, or need to speak about a personal or family illness or bereavement, please continue to contact Fr Bill on 0191 5842142.

St Mary's Cathedral in Newcastle are continuing with live streaming Masses.
Normal Sunday Mass is at 11:30am and every Weekday Mass at 12.05 pm.
St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle YOUTUBE

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Prayer

Act of Spiritual Communion
(To be said when one cannot receive communion in person) My Jesus, 
I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar. 
I love you above all things and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul. 
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come spiritually into my soul so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever. 
Amen

Our Parish Prayer
Father, pour out Your Spirit on the people of this Parish and grant us
a new vision of your Glory,
a new experience of your Power,
a new faithfulness to your Word
and a new consecration to your Service,
that your Love may grow among us and your Kingdom come, through Christ our Lord.
Amen

Prayer to St. Michael
Holy Michael Archangel, 
defend us in our conflict. 
Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil;  
may God rebuke him, we humbly pray. 
And do thou Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, 
thrust down to hell, 
Satan and all the wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. 
Amen

Pope Francis – Prayer to Mary for Protection during the COVID–19 Pandemic.
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,
with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that,
as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test –
and deliver us from every danger,
O glorious and blessed Virgin 

Our Partnership of
St. Benedict

A partnership is a group of parishes agreeing to work together to share resources, both human and material, to become stronger and better equipped for furthering the Kingdom of God. They offer our Diocese unlimited potential as we seek to ensure viable and flourishing communities of people who want to deepen their commitment to Jesus and witness to him in our world. 

Our Partnership member churches are:

  • Our Blessed Lady Immaculate, Washington, 

  • Our Lady Queen of Peace, Penshaw, 

  • St. Bede, Sacriston,

  • St. Bede, Washington, 

  • St. Cuthbert, Chester-le-Street, 

  • St. John Boste, Washington, 

  • St. Joseph, Birtley,

  • St. Michael, Houghton-le-Spring

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Regular Mass service times:

Weekend Masses

Saturday: Vigil Mass at 6.00 pm

Sunday:  10.00 am 


PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL MASSES AND PRIVATE PRAYER IS SUSPENDED AT ST. MICHAEL'S AT THIS TIME


Prayer and reflection

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
After some weekday masses, please see ask for details and also by Appointment.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:
One hour before weekday Mass (except Vigil Mass)

Location

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Use this handy map to find us or the details below to contact us for more information about our Parish.

St. Michael's Catholic Church
Durham Road
Houghton-le-Spring
Tyne and Wear
DH5 8NF

+0191 5842142

st.michaels@sky.com